The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Launches September

Daedalic Entertainment has revealed when The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is set to launch and it’s coming just as summer turns to fall!

On September 1, the game starring Gollum (or Smeagol) will finally arrive on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series with a Switch port set to arrive later this year.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is based on the trilogy of novels from famed author J. R.R Tolkien. In Gollum, the developers put you in the role of the former ring bearer Gollum and it is set after Bilbo Baggins steals the ring. You’ll explore Middle-earth including the Misty Mountains, the dungeons of Barad-Dur, and the realm of the Wood-elves in Mirkwood.

Adapting The Lord of the Rings is always hard but I’ve been curious about Gollum since they revealed it years ago. While most games have always had an action-first mindset, seeing this game take a more stealth approach to the gameplay, where you don’t play as a Ranger, an elf, or dwarf is an inspired idea.

In the meantime, I’m revisiting Middle-earth: Shadow of War.